This recently converted house is situated at the top of the quaint & historic village of Poggio, at the end of a cobbled, & peaceful street. There are wonderful views of uninterrupted countryside from the eating terrace, & from the garden which looks out onto the Serchio valley. Garfagnana is known as the 'Green lung' of Tuscany, & is certainly totally unspoilt.
The apartment has been thoughtfully furnished to a good standard, with a perfect balance of old and new - log fire, fitted kitchens, and pristine bathroom.
The property is self-contained with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room with fireplace, kitchen/diner and a wonderful terrace.... There is also a laundry room, & enormous additional dining room/garden room, garden, outdoor pizza/bread oven, and a sunbathing terrace along with a further covered terrace area in the garden.
There is a wonderful feeling of yesteryear staying in this ancient and peaceful village location
Step back in time! Poggio is a small, historic and friendly village, with its own bar/general store, and a Post Office within a 2 minute walk of the property, and a station within 5 minutes, perfect for exploring when you want a rest from the car.
Fishing in the area is excellent, and the possibilities for picnics are endless! Watching the local past-times of bocce, and cheese throwing are also a good way to spend a lazy afternoon, as is swimming in the river by the local meal. Ideal area for touring mountains, lakes, hill top villages, and towns such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Barga, Castelnuovo etc. Garfagnana is probably one of the only remaining unspoilt areas of Tuscany.
The village is only a 10 minute drive from Castelnuovo - famous for its Thursday morning markets.
There are plenty of supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants and bars etc here, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
There are plenty of good restaurants in the vicinity, and eating out is a simple, but scrumptious affair. Since the area is un-commercialised, and the majority of food is prepared for locals, restaurants are extremely cheap.
The locals are very friendly, although the vast majority do not speak English, so sign language, and a phrase book are the order of the day!!
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Poggio is situated in the hills/mountains, circa 1 hr North of Lucca.
The property is 8km from the market town of Castelnuovo with its bars, restaurants and famous Thursday morning market, although there are other restaurants in the closer vicinity. The historic village is situated in the heart of the Serchio valley, where wonderful views abound! Closest airports Pisa 90 minutes & Genoa 2 hrs 15 mins.
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